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in africa. news of mandela's death quickly spread around the world. delegates to the u.n. security council adjourned their meeting and observed a moment of silence. >> many around the world were greatly influenced by his selfless struggle for human dignity, equality and freedom. >> reporter: political leaders came, one after another, to speak about what mandela meant to the world. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> translator: he achieved a major success in building the nation, his policies centering on national reconciliation. >> reporter: the mourning and tributes for mandela will go on for days to come, then south africans will hold a state tune follow for the man many called madiba and many considered a hero. chie yamagishi, nhk world. >>> hero, statesman, freedom writer. mandela was many things to many people. two japanese women who spent a lot of time with him told nhk world world's mitsuko nishikama. >> reporter: naoko at kansai university spent four years working at the african
colleagues up in bossangoa that african forces rescued thousands of displaced people and helping the u.n. they are under the protection of african forces there. they are running out of supplies. they need reinforcements desperately, and need the french to head up to those parts of the country to protect people. >> live for us in bangui. jackie row land live in paris. >> the car merritting a lot of discussion but not the only discussion in paris. it's continent wide, isn't it, this discussion. >> it is, and the way that francis hollande sums up the equation in his opening remarks on friday with security and development, he sees the two as being inextricably linked and the economic development of the continent being vital for improving the security situation. he read out of list of countries gripped by terrorism, and mentioned mali, libya, since the revolution, kenya, where there was the attack on the shopping mall and somali where there's ongoing violence. what francis hollande was aiming for as a new partnership whereby africa would be responsible for its security with help, support and
, in the central african republic, it has led the calls for the u.n. to send in peacekeepers. a muslim leader set himself as leader. they have been accused of committing atrocities against christians. there are reports that christians set up their own groups, but are accused of attacking civilians. desperate civilians were camped at the airport in bangui. >> soldiers are protecting the runway here. the french have a strong u.n. mandate to protect civilians in this country. the airport is completely entry. there are no civilian planes, only military. there's a humanitarian crisis developing. thousands of people have come to the airport because they have nowhere else to go. seleka and anti-balaka are targetting people in their homes. this is the only place they feel safe. >> translation: everyone you see here is a christian. we have no protection. the muslims have sell eka to look after them. we are all central africans, but there is no one to look after us. >> translation: there's nothing to drink or eat. we don't have money to buy anything. >> there are some international charities that are helpi
.k.. bashar al-plicated assad in war crimes. you can see the piece there. the u.n. is keeping full lists of suspected war criminals. the evidence -- until the evidence is requested for an incredible -- four a credible investigation. more broadly on the situation seery, it is a story not being covered as much as usual compared to the events on the ground. when they go to this piece in "the washington post," each is saying that even if bashar al- assad is ousted, we will face a second syrian war. that is an affiliate of al qaeda called the islamic state of iraq and syria. the washington peace, the washington post is saying that his organization, the islamic state of iraq and syria, currently has 5000 fighters and 2000 recruits from northern syria. they are terrifying other groups in syria. the whole threat they pose is being outlined by the syrian army -- the free syrian army. qaeda at battled al over 24 locations around syria. we are still in the long haul with syria over this. >> we go to used in europe now, and you found a story in the "croatian times." folkis is about the rock legend b
are patrolling the capital, bangui, as well as other towns as part of the u.n. mandate to restore order. are fearful to leave their homes. cheers of locals, some of the 1600 french soldiers deployed to the central african republic arrive in donkey -- in bangui. the residents have been living in fear of sectarian violence that has left hundreds dead. the first priority for the troops is disarming former select the rebels -0- former seleka rebels who have been terrorizing the population. >> for now, we have patrols that show we are present and strong, to show the groups that the time of impunity is over. tomorrow, all will lay down their weapons. that means if you don't lay them down, we will disarm you by force. >> the violence has not been one-sided. christian groups have responded assaults by attacking muslim neighborhoods in the capital. on monday, the capital archbishop urged christians not to carry out killings. half a million people have been displaced. french soldiers have started moving into rural areas where much of the violence has taken place. president francois hollande says
at sea. head of a joint mission between the u.n. and the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons says teams plan to carry the highly toxic chemicals to syria's main mediterranean port. with the help of other countries, ships would transport the agents outside syria and bring them to a u.s. vessel specially equipped with a destruction facility, but security and fighting still remain major hurdles in the country. >> security remains a key challenge for all of us. as you know, the destruction of a chemical weapons program has never taken place under such challenging and dangerous conditions. >> cog is calling on the syrian government to provide support to her team. the end goal is to eliminate the syrian chemical weapons program by the middle of next year. >>> health authorities in hong kong have confirmed the first case of human infection of the 479 n strain. researchers have found the virus in a 36-year-old indonesian woman. she's been hospitalized and in critical condition. health officials believe the cause is a live chicken she slaughtered and cooked while traveling in
under nelson mandela in the first democratic cabinet. as u.n. ambassador and foreign minister, it was his task to publicly defend the yisent of nelson mandela and other political opponents. privately he maintains he lobbied for nelson mandela's release. >> in 1982 i submitted a memorandum prepared by my department. and to the effect that nelson mandela ought to be released. we were making a bigger martyr of you every day stays in prison. that is international. and status. would be growing to an extent where he would not be able to handle it. eight years later nelson mandela became a free man. here you had a man who spent 27 years in prison and the day he was released. he displayed the - he displayed the cuban and energy to the person. who has been a president before. amazing what this idea, in the minds of people and for that matter, into world affairs. >> and central to the success of the process, that led to a peaceful transfer of power, was nelson mandela's insistence that there need be no losers, that all could win. >> we were not capitulating. you do not capitulate and
madeleine albright, former secretary of state and u.s. ambassador to the u.n. dr. albright. [applause] >> sandy berger former national security advisor to president clinton. sandy. [applause] >> leon fuerth, former national security advisor to vice president gore. [applause] >> nancy soderberg, former deputy national security advisor to president clinton. [applause] >> and general wesley clark, former supreme allied commander europe and director of strategic plans and policy for the joint chiefs of staff. general clark. [applause] >> i would also like to recognize the director of the clinton library. thank you. [applause] >> joseph, the director of the cia information management services. [applause] >> skip rutherford, the dean of the clinton school of public service. [applause] >> bruce lindsey, the chairman of the board of the clinton foundation. [applause] >> forward slash future of transportation rodney slater. [applause] >> and governor jim guy tucker. [applause] >> it is now my pleasure to introduce dr. john gannon. dr. gannon served as the deputy director for intelligence at th
2011. a u.n. fact finding team has found what it calls massive evidence that the highest levels of the syrian government are responsible for war crimes, and crimes against humanity. >> the u.n. report also blames the rebels for committing war crimes. and they point to the fact that the majority of syrian victims have been killed and wounded by conventional weapons and not chemical ones. >> to finds out how you can help those affected by this civil war, check out cnn.com/impact your world. >> let's turn to russia now where moscow's bolshoi ballet has long represented grace and culture but a horrific attack happened that sounds more like a tragic play and the drama that's played out more like an opera than ballet. a dancer and two others charged with throwing acid in the face of the bolshoi's artistic director. sergei filin. now as atika schubert reports those attackers just found out how much time they're going to serve. >> this is the home of the world famous bowl shoil ballet company and the scene for numerous allegations of corruption and scandal that will unfolded over the co
led the u.n. to send in peace keepers. they took pow of a coup in march and named themselves the first muslim leaders. they are accused of committing atrocities against christians. and they are also accused of killing civilians. peter, you're right 300 kilometers north of bagui. what is the situation there right now? >> well, thank you for having me. we saw very fires fighting. the troupes have fought very hard to separate the christians from each other and they have killed 11 muslims within the border. both sides are committing atrocities. just a few hours ago seleka fighters left a mother's body right next to her crying baby. >> what is in control right now? >> after the seleka forces were defeated. they took their forces to the catholic church where 35,000 people are sheltering. ththey sent them outside of the church and fired into the compound. if the peacekeeping forces were able to negotiate a departure of the anti-balaka forces, but both are using atrocities against the people to rule and take control. right now it's the seleka forces. >> you mentioned the african peacekeeping
. and not on the situation. >> the u.n. refugee agency agrees. >> there's more checkpoints in dara and a lot of fighting going on. as you can see, this is a quit location. this is an easier place to come through. >> it will take up to four days for the refugees to get screened, registered and taken to camp. the longer journey, however is yet to start. that is the search for security and human dignity in exile. >> more than 1,000 syrian refugees crossed into jordan in recent days. many walked six miles through the dessert. >> protests in ukraine are in the third week. widespread demonstrations in the capital started after the president backed away from an agreement with the european union. the deal w the deal was -- russia pressured them to sign a deal >> paying tribute to nelson mandela. a live report where a nation continues to honour the man they call father. >> plus, the changes ordered in the wake of last week's deadly commuter train derailment. >> i'm john henry smith. she them the money. someone has. it wasn't the yankees. details ahead in sport. >> start with one issue. add guests from all sides
general on behalf of the u.n. response appreciation. we appreciate you taking the time to speak to us. is there any single message that nelson has made throughout the years that run particularly true with you. and you think applies today in africa and throughout the rest of the world? one of the thing he often said was that the whole cause of freedom was still a work in progress. >> africa had many countries in the world during last century and many centuries before have suffered from this rule. and violation of the human right and human dignity. only because of such a great man like nelson mandela is possible that particular people in africa and elsewhere are able to enjoy freedom and human dignity. i'm still very much humbled. many people, particularly people -- [inaudible] totally abuse and violated. we have to learn the wisdom and determinations and commitment from all of president mandela to make this world better. that is what i really wanted to exprez my deepest admiration and respect to president mandela and people of south africa. and all people of africa. thank you very much
for israel to launch other attempts against other high ranking officials in hezbollah. >> thank you. n.a.t.o. leaders have warned that the n.a.t.o. mission in afghanistan could be in jeopardy if president hamid karzai does not sign the deal with the u.s. >> reporter: yes, the u.s. is increasing the pressure to sign the pact to allow coalition groups to stay in the country after 2014. the afghan government say they would like to sign the deal but on certain conditions. >> predominantly, these two days have been about afghanistan, particularly about the failure of the president had hamid karo put pen to paper and sign off on the security agreement between afghanistan and the coalition forces that will remain in afghanistan after 2020. the failure to even is calls problems from the planning point of view. there have been clarification on the departing afghan delegation. before they left they said that they would sign the deal in good time. they said they fully supported the deal. they put some conditions. they want assurances from the hall litheallies and the coalite mr. karzai puts pen
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